Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Through the pain...

It was only hormone induced pain, carefully controlled by a half dose of Paramol (hmmmmm, gooood). But yesterday I decided that I needed a longer exercise session.

1 sweaty hour later I was done. 60 min on the elliptical machine. As usual the distance bit was bust - but I'd be impressed if it was even as far as 5 miles. The point was not to worry about time, or distance, and just keep moving for a whole 60min. (It's been 2 months since I did a session that long! Crivens!)

The first 40min were a little slow, I occasionally wondered: if I was outside if the speed I was doing could actually be called 'walking'? Pah - banish those thoughts. The last 20min were both faster and felt more productive. This not only reminded me why I enjoy distance running (more relaxing, get into a rhythm, less pressure) but made me realise that I will be able to get the milage up again. Not a massive breakthrough but a good session. Used the 'weight-loss' setting so it oscillated between 3 and 5 resistance for the entire time, worked the legs well.

Got the body working and feel fine today. Might even go for a run later.

1 comment:

warriorwoman said...

Doesn't it feel great to get back in the swing of things?
I myself wondered if I was actually running any faster than walking pace yesterday but managed to dismiss those thoughts pretty quickly too.